Chelsea seem to move fast on the pitch as well as off it. Just days after first-team head coach Steve Clarke dumped them for a similar post at West Ham United, the Blues have appointed their old favourite Ray Wilkins.
Wilkins is a Chelsea legend and made 198 appearances for the Blues, scoring 34 goals. Moroever, he became the club’s youngest ever captain in 1975 when he was only 18 years of age.
The first-team head coach under manager Gianluca Vialli in 2000, Wilkins has sustained his links with Chelsea throughout his life. It’s been reported that current manager Luiz Felipe Scolari was the main man behind the appointment of Wilkins as the Brazilian is eager to maintain a British coaching staff.
Incidentally, Wilkins’ first game in charge as coach would be against his former club Manchester United this weekend. He played for United between 1979 and 1984 and made 160 appearances for the Red Devils.
So Chelsea fondly bid adieu to a certain Steve Clark and welcome back club legend Wilkins.